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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God

Welcome to Year Six!

Please find below any information from the Parent's Curriculum Meeting. Information about Ingleborough Hall residential can be find at the bottom of this page. 

Spring 2 Curriculum WOW Day

Below are the knowledge Mats for our Curriculum. During the year, we teach 4 curriculum units. These are: Who were the Anglo-Saxons;   Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?; How could Hitler have convinced a nation like Germany to have followed him? and Why has Brazil got one of the world’s fastest growing economies? Below are the knowledge organisers for the current unit of work as well as for RE, Science, Art, DT, and Computing. Please read through these knowledge Mats with your child and ask them about their ‘sticky knowledge.’

Block 2

History Knowledge Mat 

Science Knowledge Mat 

Art and Design Knowledge Mat 

Computing Knowledge Mat 

Block 1

History Knowledge Mat

Art Knowledge Mat

Design Technology Knowledge Mat

Science Knowledge Mat

Computing Knowledge Mat

Religious Education - Knowledge Mats for each unit. 

Reading

During the week children will do guided reading lessons in class that focus on the reading domains. As well as this, we use Reading Plus at least three times a week in class. Reading Plus focuses on reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Later in the year, we will ask the children to start using this at home too and a letter with login details will be sent home. Children's reading fluency will be tested every half term.

At home, children need to read 5 times a week and their reading records need to be signed by an adult. Two of the 5 can be reading assignments on Reading Plus. Reading records need to be in school every day and handed in for checking on a Friday. 

Maths

In school, we follow the White Rose Maths Schemes of learning which incorporates fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Children will do a weekly arithmetic test that focuses on their calculations skills (including fractions, decimals and percentages).

At home, children should continue to practice their times table and division skills using TimesTable Rockstars. There will be an arithmetic practice test sent home for homework each week. If you feel your child would benefit from extra Maths practice then we recommend using the following home working booklets that match our curriculum.  

Maths Knowledge Mat - Place Value

Writing and Reading 

This half-term, the children will be reading and exploring Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, a fantastic, action-packed text linked to our history topic on The Vikings. Steeped in Viking history and legend, this exciting story follows Gunnar, the son of a Viking chieftain as he encounters the Valkyries, journeys across the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard and enters the sacred Halls of Valhalla to seek his father and exact revenge on the men who killed him.   

 

We will use this book to inspire our own pieces of writing over the coming weeks. Our first writing piece will be a non-chronological report about Odin, the King of the Viking Gods. The children will also have the opportunity to apply their writing skills to draft and publish a descriptive narrative. 

In Guided Reading, we will use a range of our reading skills to make predictions, explore themes and analyse characters from this remarkable book. 

Homework

There are pieces of homework to complete every week these will usually be; an arithmetic test and something on grammar and punctuation. These are handed out on Wednesdays and returned by the following Tuesday. Spare sheets can be found in classrooms if the children should loose their copy. 

Reading needs to be done 5 times during the week and an adult must sign your reading record. Reading records need to be handed in along with homework on a Friday. 2 of these should be Reading Plus. 

Children have a log in for Times Table rockstars and Spelling Shed in their reading journals. They need to be using this weekly. Checks are done weekly to see who is using this. 

Ingleborough Hall Residential 

During the 18th to 20th October 2023, year 6 children will visit Ingleborough Hall. Below is  the information that you will need. More will be added as we send it home incase anyone mislays the information. 

Name
 Kit list for visitors.docDownload
 Medical Form (children) 06.2021.docxDownload
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STAFF

 

Year 6 - Horse Chestnut

Mrs Page – Class Teacher and Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Page – Class Teacher and Deputy Headteacher
Mr Medley- Class Teacher
Mr Medley- Class Teacher
Ms McGuirk – Teaching Assistant
Ms McGuirk – Teaching Assistant
Miss Lowther- Teaching Assistant
Miss Lowther- Teaching Assistant

Year 6 - Silver Birch

Mrs Pearson- Class Teacher and UKS2 Phase Leader
Mrs Pearson- Class Teacher and UKS2 Phase Leader
Mrs Strangeway Teaching Assistant
Mrs Strangeway Teaching Assistant
Miss Hardy- Teaching Assistant
Miss Hardy- Teaching Assistant

Year 6 - Walnut 

Mrs Barkat - Class Teacher
Mrs Barkat - Class Teacher
Mrs McDonnell- Teaching  Assistant
Mrs McDonnell- Teaching Assistant
Miss Smith - Teaching Assistant
Miss Smith - Teaching Assistant